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This page has photos of a few Nepal cities including Kathmandu, Patan, and Bakhtapur. There are photos of people, temples and street scenes in these cities. From Kathmandu, there are photos of the Bagmati River and the funeral pyres by the Pasupathinath Temple. This page also has photos of the Himalaya Mountains seen during a mountain tea trek starting in Dhunche and going through Syabru, Mundu, Langtang, Kyangin Gompa and on to the Langshisha Glacier at 5200 meters elevation. There are also photos of Chitwan National Park and the animals seen there, including elephants and Rhinos. Nepal makes an excellent travel destination for the adventurous traveler. Larger versions of these pictures of Nepal can be viewed by using a mouse rollover or by using the Slideshow below. See everything TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


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photo of Syabru, Nepal along a ridgetop in the Himalaya Mountains
Syabru, Nepal
Syabru, Nepal is a beautiful little village in the Himalaya Mountains.

photo of a yak in the Himalaya Mountains
Yak in Himalayas
Grazing at nearly 5,000 meters elevation, this yak was photographed near Kyangin Gompa in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal.

photo of a Nepalese prayer wall in the Himalayas
Nepalese Prayer Wall
High in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, in an area known as Langtang, the buddhists have built prayer walls made of intricately carved stones. These prayer walls sometimes stretch for perhaps a hundred meters.

photo of an old man near Langtang, Nepal
Weathered Face
This man was photographed near the village of Langtang, Nepal in the Himalaya Mountains.

photo of a snakecharmer near the Pasupathinath Temple in Katmandu, Nepal
Snakecharmer #1
This is one of the snake charmers near the Pasupathinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

photo of a holy man near the Pasupathinath Temple in Katmandu, Nepal
Holy Man
In Kathmandu, Nepal the dead are cremated outside the Pasupathinath Temple and their remains brushed into the Bagmati River. Near the Pasupathinath temple, holy men and snake charmers greet passersby.

photo of children in Langtang, Nepal
Children in Langtang
These are children in the village of Langtang, Nepal - high in the Himalaya Mountains.

landscape photo of a village and mountains in Nepal
Village and Mountains
Villages in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal typically stretch along a ridge of mountaintops. Many of these are entirely isolated and can be reached only by foot.

landscape photo of Nepal
Hayloft and Mountains
The location of this hayloft provides a beautiufl view of the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal.

landscape photo of Nepal near Kyangin Gompa
Near Kyangin Gompa


photo of Mundu, Nepal
Mundu, Nepal
Mundu is one of the villages encountered during Nepal's Langtang trek.

landscape photo of a river headwaters near the Langshisha Glacier

This is a river formed from the meltwater of Langshisha Glacier in Nepal.

photo of shepherd huts near Kyangin Gompa in the Himalaya Mountains
Huts and Mountains
These shepherd huts are near Kyangin Gumpa at about 4200 meters elevation in the Himalaya Mountains.

photo looking down on Langtang, Nepal in the Himalayas
Looking Down on Langtang, Nepal
The Langtang trek in Nepal follows high mountain viewpoints - this one providing a view down upon the village of Langtang itself.

photo of funeral pyres at the Pasupathinath Temple in Katmandu, Nepal
Funeral Pyres at Pasupathinath
The dead are cremated at the Pasupathinath Temple in Kathmandu and the remains placed in the Bagmati River.

photo of an elephant in Chitwan National Park in Nepal
Chitwan Elephant
Elephants can be ridden through the Chitwan Jungle to search for the wildlife there. It is perhaps the only animal that the Rhino fears. Rhinos are easily seen in Chitwan.

photo of a woman and children in Syabru, Nepal
Syabru Woman and Children
This woman is an innkeeper in Syabru, Nepal.

women collecting fuel in the Himalaya Mountains
Women With Fuel
Fuel is precious high in the Himalayas. At and above the treeline, yak dung is frequently used.

an altitude chart for the Langtang trek in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal
Langtang Trek Profile
Beyond Langtang and Kyangin Gumpa, it's possible to hike to the Langshisha Glacier at about 5200 meters elevation in the Himalaya Mountains.

photo of a 'hotel' in Nepal
Hotel With Solar Water Heater
Virtually all of the hotels in the villages throughout the Himalaya Mountains have solar heated water tanks. It is ironic that these backward villages are, in this way, more advanced than the vast majority of cities, towns, and villages in the US.

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